Surface bundles with genus two Heegaard splittings
by Dr. Jesse Johnson
Abstract: It is fairly straight forward to construct examples of surface bundles of arbitrarily high genus that allow genus two Heegaard splittings. I will describe a class of surface bundles in which the existence of a genus two Heegaard splitting can be seen relatively easily from the monodromy map. I will then outline a proof that these are the only surface bundles with genus two Heegaard splittings.
For More Information: Lawrence Reeves email: L.Reeves@ms.unimelb.edu.au